Burma’s most iconic Buddhist monument, Shwedagon Pagoda, has a fund of nearly 70 billion kyat (US$52 million) sitting in a bank account, earning yearly interest of up to 4bn kyat.
Riot police in Yangon used batons on Saturday to break up a protest in support of victims of fighting in Burma’s northernmost Kachin State, arresting several of the organisers.
The move marks the first time since the National League for Democracy took power in 2016 that commercial venues are to be allowed.
Human rights monitors on Wednesday urged Burma to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led…
At least 30 women are to be recruited to drive public buses in Rangoon.
The party spokesman’s comments come a day after the Office of the Commander-in-Chief filed a complaint against Phyo Min Thein.